OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
WHEREAS, December is General Aviation Appreciation Month; and
WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports plays a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and
WHEREAS, the state of Ohio has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations and community airports and airport operations; and
WHEREAS, According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio support 17, 497 jobs and $688 million in annual payroll. According to the same source, fractional aircraft companies, including NetJets, MaxFlight and Flight Options employ more than 1,400 Ohio workers.
WHEREAS, According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation, the state has a total of 150 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 15,586 pilots and 6,319 active general aviation aircraft.
WHEREAS, According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio contribute more than $1.8 billion to the state’s economy.
WHEREAS, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system; and
WHEREAS, many communities in Ohio depend heavily on General Aviation and Community Airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jeff Tolton, Mayor of Zanesville, Ohio, do hereby recognize December, 2016 as
GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH
throughout Ohio and encourage all Ohioans to join in its observance.
On this 1st day of December, 2016.